The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 17 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 28 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.25% 1.92% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.57% 15.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 0
Median daily rate £475 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
Microsoft Azure
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Cloud Services Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
81 46 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.98% 12.60% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 33 3
Median daily rate £425 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +31.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridge region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 22 (55.00%) DevOps
3 19 (47.50%) Puppet
4 14 (35.00%) Docker
5 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (32.50%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 11 (27.50%) VMware
8 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (22.50%) HTML
10 8 (20.00%) Java
11 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.50%) CSS
11 7 (17.50%) Ajax
11 7 (17.50%) Nagios
11 7 (17.50%) Information Security
11 7 (17.50%) IaaS
11 7 (17.50%) SaaS
11 7 (17.50%) PaaS
11 7 (17.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (15.00%) UX Design
12 6 (15.00%) Mercurial
12 6 (15.00%) HTML5
12 6 (15.00%) REST
12 6 (15.00%) CSS3
12 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (15.00%) WebStorm

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
1 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.50%) IaaS
2 7 (17.50%) PaaS
2 7 (17.50%) SaaS
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.00%) Office 365
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (15.00%) IntelliJ
3 6 (15.00%) Mercurial
3 6 (15.00%) Subversion
3 6 (15.00%) WebStorm
4 5 (12.50%) Selenium
5 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
6 2 (5.00%) Grunt
6 2 (5.00%) gulp
6 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (5.00%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) DevOps Specialist
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Cloud Specialist
2 9 (22.50%) Technical Leader
2 9 (22.50%) Technical Specialist
3 7 (17.50%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (15.00%) Information Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Information Security Architect
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) HTML
2 7 (17.50%) Ajax
2 7 (17.50%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) CSS3
3 6 (15.00%) HTML5
3 6 (15.00%) jQuery
3 6 (15.00%) REST
3 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (10.00%) PhoneGap
5 2 (5.00%) Sass
6 1 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.50%) XHTML
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) User Experience
2 4 (10.00%) Graphic Design
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) CentOS
4 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) DevOps
2 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Information Security
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Front End Development
5 6 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (15.00%) UX Design
6 4 (10.00%) BDD
6 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum
7 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.50%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) Dart
3 6 (15.00%) ECMAScript
3 6 (15.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) MCSE
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Docker
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) Puppet
2 10 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (17.50%) Nagios
4 4 (10.00%) SCCM
4 4 (10.00%) SCOM
4 4 (10.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (5.00%) Ansible
5 2 (5.00%) Cobbler
5 2 (5.00%) logstash
5 2 (5.00%) Riemann
6 1 (2.50%) Graphite
6 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) VMware
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.50%) New Relic
4 1 (2.50%) Siebel
4 1 (2.50%) Vertica